Time Swap Drop In Sessions

Time Swap Drop In Sessions

What do you like doing that could help others in your community? Do you need a bit of help yourself? Then why not find out more about Time Swap?

Earn time by helping and sharing skills & talents with a member in your community and then spend that time on something you would like help with or maybe you would like to learn something new? 

1 hour given = 1 hour back

Exchanges can include gardening, computer skills, cooking, sewing, basic DIY, dog walking, music lessons, cup of tea & chat etc.

The Erewash branch of the scheme has just signed it's 100th member and countywide Time Swap is growing. 

The scheme is very flexible - you can do as few or as many swaps as you want. It's okay to do one swap a week or one swap a year, whatever suits you.

Carers can benefit from the scheme in many ways - such as getting help from another member with tasks like gardening, cleaning, a lift to a hospital appointment or even someone to sit with the person you look after for an hour. You can give back time to the scheme by doing something you enjoy - for example if you enjoy a walk to get some fresh air, you can turn that into a Time Swap by talking someone else's dog along with you if they can't get out to walk it. The possibilities for swaps are endless!

Come along to the next get togethers to find out more:

  • South Normanton - Every Tuesday, between 10am and 12pm, South Normanton Library, The Hub
  • Ilkeston - Monday 23 October 2017 - between 11am and 12pm at Ilkeston Library
  • Long Eaton - Thursday 26 October 2017 - between 1pm and 2pm at Long Eaton Library
  • Glossop - Thursday 2 November - between 2pm and 4pm at the Volunteer Bureau
  • Ashbourne - Wednesday 15 November - between 11am and 12pm at Ashbourne Library.

More sessions are being held around the county - to find out more please contact Jo or Louise on tel: 01629 532049 or email: timeswap@derbyshire.gov.uk

You can also find out more by reading the latest edition of the Timeswap newsletter

August 04 2017

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